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#1320118 - 12/07/09 07:51 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: Strings & Wood]
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Carl Mc - You got the stately grace of this lovely song just right. Well played.
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#1320124 - 12/07/09 08:09 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: BillM]
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Rob, "In the Bleak Winter" was so pretty. It reminds me of the peaceful feeling on Christmas night, when all the excitement has dwindled down and you can just enjoy the peace and quiet and contemplate.

Carl - Really nice arrangement of "What Child is This". Love the broken chords!

FrozenIcicles - I love the "self-duet"! "Away in a Manger" is one of my very favorites. Your piano/violin combo was lovely.
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#1320131 - 12/07/09 08:45 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: mom3gram]
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wow some amazing stuff in there folks thumb

This, Dec Piano Bar you certainly all keep very busy! As for me, I'm going to attempt to get 2 Christmas Songs done this month being..

"The Christmas Song" I mean it's the classic! smile
"Where are you Christmas" since I love Movie & TV Music

Of course and attempting to finish up Forest Gump and trying to stay away from Einaudi will Dec 25th wink
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#1320144 - 12/07/09 09:20 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: TTigg]
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This thread sounded like fun, so I threw something together late last night. Recorded in one time through so a little rough around the edges. Also realized when I set the Flip Video recorder up I cut off the top of my head. Not surprising, I'm known to do the same thing with still photography:-)

It's a piece I found in a Christmas book for piano, but
it's called Happy Hunakkah My Friend.

It sounds nice on piano, but I've chosen to use the strings on my Yamaha P-80.





If I have a chance I'll try to record a better version later.
(coulda used a page turner too)

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#1320148 - 12/07/09 09:27 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: TTigg]
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I have to say, I have enjoyed each and every posting on here.
It truly sums up the spirit of the season.

Barb,
Love your playing style and voicings.

Jotur,
Interesting chording, just wish it were longer.

Rickster,
That rocks!!

Monica,
This perfectly evokes the season for me. Bravo!

Angeloif,
A great take on a personal favourite :-)

Carl,
Have to admit, this is new to my ears, but played with great control and feeling.

Morodiene,
Loved that intro! The rest took me back to being 10 years old. Great memories of Christmasses past.

Peyton,
What can I say? This just took my breath away. Absolute class, and so deserving of a wider audience.

Ben Piano,
Possibly my favourite of all, but I am biased, being a guitar player also.
Can't put my finger on it, but it reached me on so many levels. Want to hear so much more from you.

Dannac,
Pleased you don't have sheet music for this, so we get to hear the real you! Too short .....Grrrrrr :-)

CMohr,
You got Christmas all wrapped up! :-)

Elssa,
A seasoned, and seasonal pro!
If you could record your keyboard direct, it would be even better, if that's possible.

Ladypayne,
Exquisite :-)

b528nf7,
Wow! that name is a mouthfull to type! May I call you Bill?
Another new one for me. I have never heard this version before, but your performance was excellent, and you vocals remind me of Ireland, for some reason. Please take that as a compliment, as I love all things Irish :-)

Carl,
What would Christmas be, without this tune? And you did it such justice.:-)

FrozenIcicles,
It sounded like you were right here in my room, giving me a private performance! Way, way, to short :-(

Hope I haven't missed anyone, but you all, ROCK!!!!!!!!
Thank you.

Rob
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#1320155 - 12/07/09 09:33 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performanc [Re: Frozenicicles]
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Elssa - great playing as usual - nice watching your hands, but it would be nice to see you too - maybe a double video setup edited together in the final - "The Christmas Waltz" is one of my favorite holiday tunes - I was thinking of doing it myself for this thread, but not now...can't compete with that!

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#1320158 - 12/07/09 09:34 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: R0B]
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Frank, I know that song, actually! Great rendition of it smile. Carl, that's one of my favorite Christmas songs of all time, thanks for sharing that! ROB, I really liked your piece as well. Frozen, how nice to hear violin, I think you sounded great!
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#1320163 - 12/07/09 09:39 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performanc [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Frank - nice playing...very smooth.. not too sure about the strings though... FYI, this is a piano forum wink laugh

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#1320184 - 12/07/09 10:14 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performanc [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Elssa, I continue to be amazed by all your beautiful videos. You could package them all and sell a Christmas music CD/DVD!

frozenicicles, that duet was lovely. Most of the violin I hear these days is from my 10 year old (beginner) son, so you sounded like Joshua Bell to me in comparison! laugh

Frank, what a treat to have you join this thread! I wasn't familiar with that song, but I enjoyed it tremendously, and I actually liked the strings effect. thumb (btw, I have cut the top of my head off on more than one occasion. In fact, just yesterday I threw out a take where the piano playing itself wasn't too bad, but I had adjusted the camera so that the only thing visible on my head--and alas it was quite prominent--was my fat double chin. eek )

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#1320190 - 12/07/09 10:17 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performanc [Re: BillM]
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Frank, that was great! Fun to see/hear you play. Hey, you could have told us you were wearing a santa hat... who would have known. smile

Frozei- Nice little duet. Short and sweet.

Carl, that was really pretty! Sweet ending.
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#1320222 - 12/07/09 10:41 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performanc [Re: Frozenicicles]
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Frozenicicles/Away in a Manger
Its great that you can pull off your own duet. I agree, it was much too short, I would have loved to have heard more.
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#1320241 - 12/07/09 11:03 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: Piano World]
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Frank
Thanks for joining in, I enjoyed your strings version very much, it is a very calming piece. I thought a good performance as well!
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#1320282 - 12/07/09 12:00 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: Strings & Wood]
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Frank - lovely piece. And I just got up (yes, it's 10 AM) and the strings were perfect for calming "just got up jitters." smile

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#1320295 - 12/07/09 12:19 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performanc [Re: jotur]
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Monica, you'll find that all violinists sound better with piano accompaniment. Maybe you can try accompanying your son and hear the difference. thumb

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#1320329 - 12/07/09 01:23 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performanc [Re: Frozenicicles]
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Frank, a lovely way to start my day! I've never heard this and liked it alot! smile
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#1320348 - 12/07/09 01:45 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performanc [Re: CMohr]
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Another study break later...
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#1320544 - 12/07/09 05:42 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performanc [Re: Frozenicicles]
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Excellent, Frozenicicles! I enjoyed your "duet" very much.

Monica, be glad that your son is taking violin. I had a beginner violin (daughter), and 2 beginner trombones (sons), and believe me, the violin was much easier to take than the trombones. LOL Now my 10 year old granson begged me to give him one of the trombones. He's not taking lessons, and his dad forgot most of what he knew, so he's just blowing into it and trying to learn the positions. Yikes! Well, it's his parents' problem, as I live 2 hours away.
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#1320587 - 12/07/09 06:51 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performanc [Re: mom3gram]
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Frank,
Good to see and hear you. Is youour Yamaha P80 a portable piano? I'mm thinking of getting a digital if we come down to FLorida for a few weeks. If you don't mind,how much is the P80?
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#1320597 - 12/07/09 07:13 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performanc [Re: salzdt]
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Frozen - Wow, another great entry! I'm really enjoying your duets!
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#1320625 - 12/07/09 08:12 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: R0B]
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Originally Posted By: R0B

b528nf7,
Wow! that name is a mouthfull to type! May I call you Bill?

Rob


Yes - please call me Bill. I used my old corporate ID when I signed up here thinking I would probably never post. I should probably change it.
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#1320628 - 12/07/09 08:15 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: BillM]
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#1320639 - 12/07/09 08:36 PM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performanc [Re: salzdt]
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Frank,
Good to see and hear you. Is your Yamaha P80 a portable piano? I'm thinking of getting a digital if we come down to Florida for a few weeks. If you don't mind,how much is the P80?
Dot


Hi Dot,

Yes, it's a portable Digital Piano.

The P-80 is an older model, not sure what they would sell for now. I've been trying to find one for my sister too.
She's on the East side of Florida (Pompano Beach), I'm on the West side (Largo/Tampa/St. Pete area).
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#1320810 - 12/08/09 01:13 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: TX-Dennis]
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And, Elssa, I do know The Christmas Waltz and I play it. Not as well as you do, though. I want to sing now . . . "It's that time of year when the world falls in love. Every song you hear seems to say Merry Christmas . . . etc."

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#1320915 - 12/08/09 08:21 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: Monica K.]
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Happy Holidays! This thread is so WONDERFUL!! I've really enjoyed listening to all the Christmas music posted so far. In fact, I'm finding it hard to get any work done because I have to keep checking back to see what's new! This is my first time doing this but I wanted to get in the spirit and post something too. I just bought the Zoom H2 and with the help of a friend managed to get something recorded and ready to post. It is called "Once in Royal David's City" arranged by Lori Line.

Once in Royal David's City

Have a very happy and blessed holiday season!
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#1320928 - 12/08/09 08:49 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: AlleyKatt]
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AlleyKatt - I have not heard this piece before but have enjoyed listening to it very much. Your piano sounds very rich and full - the quality of the recording is excellent. Thanks for posting this lovely song.
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#1320948 - 12/08/09 09:55 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: BillM]
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AlleyKatt: I never looked at his one, but now you've inspired me to learn it! I do love Lorie Line's arrangements, except for the fact that the book is on shiny paper...how annoying.
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#1320994 - 12/08/09 11:07 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: AlleyKatt]
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AlleyKatt
"Once in Royal David's City" This is one I am not familiar with so thanks for the submittal and introduction. I enjoyed listening to you play. I also enjoyed the tone of your piano.
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#1320996 - 12/08/09 11:15 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: Strings & Wood]
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AlleyKat: Good job, especially for your first recording here. I really enjoyed listening to it. I hope you continue to frequent these forums and post your playing often. If you have a video camera, you should also consider making videos with the sound spliced in so we can get the whole experience. smile

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#1321001 - 12/08/09 11:23 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: Frozenicicles]
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AlleyKat,

That was very nice. I had not heard that song before. It is great performance and a very good recording, especially if that's your first shot at using the Zoom. You've already set the bar high for yourself.
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#1321011 - 12/08/09 11:34 AM Re: Let's hear some Christmas/Holiday music. (ABF performances ) [Re: setchman]
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Alleykat - very charming piece, and nicely played. Glad you're here.

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